Poetry Centre Stage
To usher in this year’s series of Poetry Centre Stage events, enjoy a full evening of poetry with a double bill of two leading contemporary poets. A.E. Stallings is an American poet who has lived in Greece since 1999 after having studied classics at the University of Georgia and Oxford. She has four published collections of poetry, most recently Like from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim and the MacArthur Foundations.
An equally celebrated and engaging poet, John Burnside was born in West Fife when rationing was still in force. His 2011 collection, Black Cat Bone, won both the T.S. Eliot and the Forward Prize; his radio play Coldhaven was voted the best production in Germany in 2017; and his most recent novel is Ashland & Vine. He also publishes occasionally in The London Review of Books, and writes a regular nature column for The New Statesman.